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Bontrager Inform RL saddle

Old 06-19-08, 10:43 PM
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Bontrager Inform RL saddle

Anyone have one or tried one? Can you tell me if you would recommend this saddle.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:53 PM
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Saddles are extremely personal. No one else can give you input about what will sork for you.

That said, as a generalization, Bontrager "house" saddles are cheap pieces of crap. Find a quality saddle that works well for you.

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Old 06-19-08, 11:01 PM
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Saddles are extremely personal. No one else can give you input about what will sork for you.

That said, as a generalization, Bontrager "house" saddles are cheap pieces of crap. Find a quality saddle that works well for you.

People seem to like:
Fizik
Selle Italia
Selle San Marco
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Hippies seem to like:
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Old 06-20-08, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Saddles are extremely personal. No one else can give you input about what will sork for you.
So true...

Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
That said, as a generalization, Bontrager "house" saddles are cheap pieces of crap. Find a quality saddle that works well for you.
Even more true...
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Old 06-20-08, 10:02 AM
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The Bontrager Inform series of saddles have stepped up the quality a bit. They aren't the best looking saddles ever but I would say they are are great quality and comfy.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:09 PM
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Yeah, the inform saddles aren't the same as previous generation. I'd have to try one. They look and feel different, but I haven't ridden one.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:17 PM
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Are they even the "house" saddle? My Madone came with a Bonty Race saddle, a cheaper version, not even an inform.
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Old 06-20-08, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by danomac View Post
Anyone have one or tried one? Can you tell me if you would recommend this saddle.
At least one of the guys I ride with has switched to that saddle. I tried one of the steps down in the Inform line and that lasted all of 15 minutes on the trainer. Swapped it for the next size down (was right in between sizes on the sit board) and have yet to give it a try. YMMV
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Levi wants you to try one...

Seriously though, the Inform looks better than the 'house' saddles and looks like it supports the sit bones pretty well. I'm a believer in sit bone support as my current saddle (E3 Form) does this. I might check out the Bonty though because they offer various sizes.
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Old 06-25-08, 02:14 PM
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I switched from the Arione to the Inform and will never go back. The first time I used the Inform was on a Century ride this past April, and it was the most pleasant Century (butt-wise) that I have ever ridden. For me, the fit is great and some issues I was having in the perineum no longer exist. Last week I bought a second Inform for my commuter bike, replacing a stock Bontrager. Be sure to be fitted if you decide to try one.
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Old 06-25-08, 02:24 PM
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I love mine. It's so much more comfortable than anything else I've tried. And I totally agree that the stock Bonty saddles suck.
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